Dispelling the Myths about Disability in the Workplace | Sessions

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Dispelling the Myths about Disability in the Workplace
In-Person Tuesday 06/13/2023 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will understand the positive impact of employees with disabilities and how to support them. 


There are many myths surrounding the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. People with disabilities are currently working in all industries. If your company has more than 10 employees, the chances of one of them having a disability or becoming disabled is very high. You need to know how to support them in a way that benefits the employee and the company.  The purpose of this presentation is to take the fear and mystery out of dealing with employees with disabilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify five myths around disabilities and the workplace.
  • List examples of reasonable accommodations.
  • List the benefits of hiring and supporting employees with autism or neurodiversity.

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Betsy Furler, CEO,
For All Abilities